Rebecca Fox

Record-breaking cold

It has been a record-breaking cold winter for Dunedin and Queenstown.

Visitor could be missing kaka No 9

Visitor could be missing kaka No 9

A kaka spotted in a Saddle Hill garden could be the missing bird from Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Footpath blamed for fall

Footpath blamed for fall

South Dunedin man John Cook has called the condition of the suburb's streets "absolutely disgusting" after falling on the corner of Macandrew Rd and King Edward St this week.

Awards celebrate moves to conserve

Conservation Week will be marked in many ways in Otago next week, from acknowledging the work people do in the community for the region's wildlife and landscape, to planting days and guided walks.

Leeway likely on rabbit work

Leeway likely on rabbit work

Landowners genuinely working hard to reduce rabbit numbers are unlikely to face enforcement action if they do not manage to get numbers down to required limits by 2012, the Otago Regional Council says.

August weather warm, wet and cloudy

While the region might have had a very wet August, the figures could not compete with those in the North Island, Climate scientist Georgina Griffiths said.

Photograph proof of whale's journey

A chance photograph taken by the public has helped researchers show a southern right whale has travelled more than 600km from the Auckland Islands to Coastal Otago in a few weeks.

More unsettled weather forecast for Dunedin

Strong, gusty winds buffeted Dunedin yesterday, bringing snow flurries to the hill suburbs and rain.

Higher subsidy for bus rides suggested

"Plateauing" bus patronage in Dunedin means the Otago Regional Council needs to look seriously at raising the subsidy for passengers with GoCards, Cr Michael Deaker says.

Aggressive flood bylaw called for

Aggressive flood bylaw called for

If a proposal to change the Otago Regional Council's flood protection bylaw to restrict development on the lower Taieri is to be effective, it will need to be aggressive and get in at the planning stage, Cr Stephen Woodhead says.